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BOBBIE CAREY, San Clemente

City Councilmember Steve Knoblock lists several “pressing” issues facing our city.

Before we debate the pros and cons of letting dogs on our beaches, perhaps we should discuss our growing, festering homeless issue, which also entails drug/alcohol abuse, mental illness, theft, trespassing, etc.

I know I’m not alone when I can detail actual theft of my property, homeless persons trespassing where I live, picking up trash and food waste on my property left by homeless individuals, which I can verify by home camera, and witnessing half-naked transients using our parking lots and sidewalks as toilets.

Decrepit campers and revamped school buses park illegally throughout my neighborhood, housing who-knows-who, with no consequence. Ask the shop owners on Del Mar who have tolerated homeless bad behavior for a long time now, with no relief in sight, what their pressing issues are.

Stop wasting our time on dog beaches. Oh, and I also pick up dog waste daily on my property left by inconsiderate dog owners, by the way.

Focus your efforts on the continuing scourge, which is homeless trash, crime, theft, illegal camping/parking, etc. This has been growing exponentially for a long time now, unchecked. Let’s not become Venice Beach.

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